Stirring it up with Angie Baer

I think being a Grandma is one of God's greatest blessings. Grandchildren bring us joy and make our lives complete. Our six-year-old granddaughter came for a short visit last week. She loves to "help" her Papa work in the garden, especially giving leaf lettuce " haircuts". So, after a few minutes of playing beauty shop in the garden and "trimming" leaf lettuce it was time for me to make the salad dressing.

You can use most any variety of salad greens. Totally your preference. I just use leaf lettuce but adding a mixture of spinach or romaine will give your salad texture and color. Make sure to wash each leaf separately. This can be a pain, but it’s very necessary. Using a salad spinner or blotting with paper towel will help remove excess water from greens.

This recipe for hot bacon dressing will become a staple in your kitchen as it has mine. I seldom buy salad dressing from the store. With a combination of sweet and tart, this salad dressing will leave you wondering whether the salad you made is a salad or dessert.

Hot Bacon Dressing

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons water

1/2 cup mayonnaise ( Only use Miracle Whip Brand)

4 slices cooked bacon,crumbled

   Combine the first four ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Stir in bacon and chill for one hour. Warm in microwave immediately before serving. Toss with salad greens.

Posted on 2014 Jun 24